Building sustainable township and rural economies beyond COVID-19

Durban University of Technology
Wed, Jul 29, 2020, 12:00 PM (SAST)

About this event

South Africa is the most unequal society, currently standing at number 1 in the Gini Index, an index that lists counties based on income inequality. Economists anticipate that this income inequality will grow as the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 continues unabated.

Unable to deal with decreasing economic activity, some business have been forced to cut salaries, shed jobs and many have closed down. The government's capacity to deliver services will also be reduced tremendously due to a diminishing tax base as a result of these job losses.

During a time like this, the need for communities to mobilize and leverage digital technologies and local assets with a view to rebuild themselves post COVID-19 has never been greater.

Join us as we host Vusi Bhengu who will share with us his thoughts on how our township and rural economies can be self sustaining through the optimization of digital resources.


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